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that story is next. >> the jobs report is coming out but expectations are low. >> police are investigating a teacher's aide sexually abusing young girls at school for the deaf. >> we have seen a warm and cold temperatures this week. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy friday. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> what is the rain situation? >> it will not be a washout. but the chance is there.
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>> starting to get a glaze on the roads. >> out in pennsylvania, there is an adviser for that. we take a look at the radar and satellite combination. you can see we have some shower activity moving in. the shower activity is in frederick and moving eastward. we will talk about the forecast and where everything is headed. now we want to take a look at the tracffic. >> this is 95. 60 miles per hour. so far so good as you make your way south out of the white marsh area. it is building in volume down to the split and the fort mchenry. the harrisburg expressway continues to run smoothly down
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to the beltway. 62 on southbound 795 down to the beltway. 58 as you get on to the west side. this is a look from 29. at the beltway, we're still running smoothly. 64 on southbound 295. the continues down towards 175. no delays and no incidents at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> as concern mounts over the accuracy of the speed camera programs, the vendor launches its own investigation. >> jennifer franciotti is live to explain. good morning. >> xerox conducted a massive investigation.
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th shut down this area here at coldspring lane. this is between the j.f.x. exit and falls road. they did it this past weekend. police closed all three lanes and sent three vehicles on repeated test runs clocked by radar guns. they could not recreate the problems. 189 valid test runs were completed and all were within the expected tolerance without anomalies. three cameras are still taking pictures but not to issue tickets. the city agreed to put a hold on those tickets. they will allow for collection of additional data.
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several recommendations have been made that d.o.t. said they will follow. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. police want to know if an aide at the maryland school for the deaf abuse any other young girls. clarence taylor was arrested on thursday. we're told that he abused the girls over day two-year period. >> many students stay there during the week. the suspect was a dorm aide. >> he has been suspended from his job at the school. police are investigating reports of an assault at parkville middle school. but attack the victim on
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thursday night. no word on the extent of her injuries. >> new details about a shooting at st. joseph's medical center. a man was being treated. police say he tried to hide a needle in his clothing. after a struggle, an officer step in and the prisoner went for the gun. one person was grazed by a bullet. police are trying to identify a masked robber who couldn't quite keep his mask on. this happened on saturday morning. the man took an undisclosed amount of money and then took off in his vehicle.
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>> same-sex couples camped out on thursday morning to become the first to retrieve the marriage licenses. the licenses would not take effect until jan. 1st. they wanted to be a part of the historic day. >> i never thought i would be able to marry the person that i love. now that i can, it is earth- moving. >> there is a 48-hour waiting period to the time the license is issued. >> all eyes on wall street and main street when the november jobs report is released. tara mergener joins us live with
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that story. good morning. >> good morning. the expectation that unemployment at about 7.9% and could be a factor in negotiations between congress and the white house. 25 days before the u.s. is set to go over the fiscal cliff and still no deal. >> the president wants more revenue and fewer spending cuts then if we fell off the fiscal cliff. >> pulling the rug out from under these families would delay the recovery. how do we get the economy moving? weekly unemployment claims spike. governor chris christie pressed president obama for additional aid. >> i am going home, guys.
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>> hiring plans plans last month. matching a record low from november of 2008. planned layoffs rose 20% to their highest levels in six months. consumer spending is down. >> i want to thank tiffany. >> the fiscal cliff negotiations are down to president obama and john boehner. the uncertainty could take a toll. >> it hasn't affected hiring and layoff decisions yet but it will if we get into next year and haven't nailed this down. >> on monday the president travels to michigan to talked economy at a diesel plant. >> why is superstar sandy plain such a role in the jobs report? >> 24 states were affected one
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way or the other. businesses had to shut down. between the fiscal cliff and senate come when my has seen it up to 200,000 jobs added. instead we're looking at something more like 100,000 we think. not very good. >> tara mergener, thank you. you can apply for official federal assistance immediately. the deadline is this month for some workers. for more affirmation, call 288- 9050. >> 33 degrees at the airport. after some criticism, could apple be in sourcing its next
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big project? >> will you be putting fewer gifts under the christmas tree this year? >> a day that still lives in infamy. the anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. >> scattered showers today. >> more and more motorists >> more and more motorists getting out on the area roads
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new white chocolate, or gingerbread flavors today. america runs on dunkin'. >> we take a look outside. clatter skies. 42 degrees downtown. chillier when you get away from the airport. we have some rain fall approaching from the west. i have circled the city. shower activity is moving in from the last. it is moving into carroll county is the more significant batch. north and south, may be some sprinkles at times. temperature-wise, we were near
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70 a few days ago. we will have a little bit of a recovery as we go into the weekend. it is still cool for this time of year. we will have a peak on monday as a cold front moves anin. 36 at frederick. here is the broader view of what is going on. the heaviest activity is in ohio and in western pennsylvania. here is the front. it will be getting close to west today. then it will stall. we will be stocked with some a fact of the front all weekend long. cloudy skies and there will be a few showers here and there.
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the winner will be from 5 to 10 -- the wind will be from 5 to 10. north into pennsylvania or new york state, that is where you'll see most of the rain. in the 50's on saturday and sunday. 60's on monday. rain chances will taper off after that. >> i am glad we're not dealing with any thing weather related. we are starting to see a buildup of volume in the usual spots. 95 south of the white marsh area, traffic is building prior to white marsh. starting to tap the brakes. south on the harrisburg
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expressway, 65 miles per hour at padonia. not tracking any delays on the j.f.x. near northern parkway. 66 coming out of owings mills. checking 70, not a bad start as you travel in towards the beltway. an easy start on all of the major roadways around the airport. southbound traffic building on 295 down towards the capital beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. people living along the northeastern coast of japan are breathing ill easier. the earthquake struck offshore very close to the same place as last year's devastating earthquake. there have been no reports of serious damage but two people
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were reportedly occurrhurt. the last time there were this many patients visiting for the 2004.s in the center is expected to provide more details about the spread of the virus later today. a parade commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of pearl harbor. japanese bombers launched a surprise attack on the u.s. naval fleets. local survivors will commemorate the anniversary in new york. there will be a similar ceremony at the inner harbor in baltimore on the last surviving
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vessel afloat to witness the attack. >> fixed rate mortgages are on a bit of an uptick but they are still attracted to home buyers. the average rate rose to 3.34%. the 15-year rate also rose. it is helping to fuel a modest housing recovery. 58% of people plan to spend less on gifts than they did last year. people are finding the best deals on line. 64% are really enjoying the holidays this year. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. are you spending more or less this holiday shopping season?
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you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to the next apple product hyou buy may be made in the usa. jane king has the bloomberg business report. happy friday. >> apple plans to spend more than $100 million building mac computers in the united states. they moved all their manufacturing into china. they have been criticized for not creating more u.s. jobs. no word on where the apple manufacturing would take place. hurricane senate will play a big role in the numbers.
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nearly half of baby boomers with pensions say they anticipate retiring with debt other hand, primarily in mortgage. and expect to retire with student loans thadebt. some are better at managing their money than the average american. respondents reported higher annual incomes and cared less debt. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. have a great weekend. >> 6:20. rgiii verses the ravens' d.
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keith mills will have a preview. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's bring you up to date. 95 from the white marsh area
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around 58 miles per hour. starting to build south of white marsh. you will start to see some brake lights. east on 70, no problems to report. this is 83 at the beltway. 57 miles per hour. 56 on southbound 795. problem free on the west side. moving smoothly on 70. 59 on southbound 295 down towards 100. starting to pick up. a little bit more volume south of 295 as you travel down towards 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. temperatures range from near freezing into the low 40's and we have some rain moving in.
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this show some scattered rain shower activity moving in from the west. it is beginning to move into baltimore county and covering carroll county. it is west of the city. those scattered rain showers and cloudy skies and chilly temperatures near 50 for the high. >> good morning. sunday cannot come soon enough for the ravens. they feel they'll let a good opportunity slip away on sunday against the steelers. the ravens have won 15 straight games after a loss under john harbaugh. stopping the redskins option offense will not be easy.
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the ravens have a good rg3 impersonation. dennis dickson read it even better at oregon. >> dennis dickson is great. i was shocked. here's what i need you to do. they were looking at me like what am i? he started writing that thing down and is doing a great job. >> he is impressed with dennis dickson. to keepns need a win pace with the denver brokers. peyton manning had a solid game for denver. first possession to joel dreessen, 7-0.
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denver driving in the second quarter. this time an interception in the end zone. oakland drove 80 yards to cut the lead. a milestone for peyton manning. denver is 10-3. army and navy tomorrow in philadelphia. that is a great game. >> thank you, keith. 6:27. johns hopkins university makes a huge investment. >> speed cameras under scrutiny. that story is next. >> highlights of last night's
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m.
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>> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. a good weekend to get stuff done indoors? >> we do have a rain threat. temperatures will be a little chilly. i have circled the city to give reference point. some rain activity is moving in. more rain is back in pennsylvania. we will be dealing with that and clouds today. details for the rest of the weekend coming up. >> a company is looking into the issue of the speed cameras. >> jennifer franciotti is live
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with more on the story. >> good morning. erroneous readings in at least three speed the camera locations. the department of transportation is planning on taking those recommendations. a contractor try to recreate those conditions. here on coldspring lane, the contractor conducted a massive test of a camera aimed eastbound. on december 1 and second, police closed all three lanes and sent three vehicles on repeated test runs clocked by hand-held police radar guns and they could not re-create the problem. in this document, 189 test runs were completed and all speed readings were within the expected tolerance without anomalies. the letter also reveals that three cameras under heavy
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scrutiny -- east and westbound on coldspring and southbound on greenspring avenue -- are still taking pictures but not to issue tickets. the city agreed to put a processing hold on the cameras while they remained operational to allow the collection of additional data. the department of transportation continues to investigate possible errors. the audit of all 75 speed cameras will be completed by today. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> johns hopkins university
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making a major investment in the neighborhood. the $10 million investment will fund improvement projects. they will focus on promoting baltimore city residents and buying more from local businesses. >> the interest of our neighbors, safe streets, the elimination of blighted properties are also the interest of four university. the future of johns hopkins is linked to that of the community and we're deeply, deeply committed to baltimore's success. >> 10 everett qualify for the investment program. >> holiday sales are off to a good start. that have helped draw customers in.
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>> we have the thousands of people coming down for each of the power plant light shows. we have heard that sales are up. >> the holiday main street promotion is aimed at marketing small businesses and joint shoppers to historic neighborhoods. >> a host of entertainers joined the president on the south lawn of the white house for the lighting of the national christmas tree. it was transplanted just before hurricane sandy blew through the capital. in baltimore -- >> 3, 2, 1 -- ah! >> that is baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake and lardarius webb throwing the switch to light up the
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washington monument in mount vernon. it was broadcast live right here on tv 11 with donna hamilton. there were musical performances by area choirs. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> time to take a look at your morning commute. word of an accident on york road at fox talbot roil road. a delay on southbound 95 coming out of white marsh. up to speed when you get on to the beltway on the north side. a bit of a delay at security down towards edmondson. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. southbound traffic starting to build into town. checking at ok on 295 down
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towards 32. 50 at sandy point running smoothly at the toll plaza to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in with john. >> thank you. we take a look at the camera. there is a cloud deck overhead with a weather system approaching. the temperature is up at ocean city. the temperature at the airport is 35 degrees. the barometer is dropping. most of the rain will be from new england to the great lakes and into the pacific northwest. the seven two-thirds of the country look dry. 70's in dallas. more on our local weather as we
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go into the weekend coming up in just a few minutes. >> 33 degrees at the airport. a few from space shows a remarkable perspective of our island in the cosmos. >> we would like to see your holiday decorations. send us a picture of your decorations and lights.
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>> you may have heard the end of the world has been predicted by the mayans. the australian prime minister is buying into the prophecy. >> if you know one thing about me, i will always fight for you to the very end. this means that when i have to do question and answer again. >> she is obviously not serious about it. this is part of a comedy video. many have capitalize that the mayan calendar is about to run
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out. >> some beautiful views of the planet from nasa. the images are a composite of satellite data. 312 satellite orbits captured every continent on earth. they can detect the light from a single ship at sea. i can look at that all day. >> 6:41. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. are you spending more or less this holiday shopping season? you can share your response on, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> one accident to avoid in baltimore county. delays are starting to fall into place. >> rain is showing up on the
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radar west of the city.
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>> welcome back to 11 news today. 6:44. police want to know if an aide in columbia has abuse any other young girls. police arrested clarence taylor at his home on thursday. some of the girls were as young as 10 years old. he has been suspended from his job. reports of an assault on the grounds of parkville middle school.
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somebody attacked a female victim near avingdale road. police are trying to identify a robber who could not keep his mask on. man was captured removing his mask. this was on saturday morning. the man took an undisclosed amount of money and then took off in a vehicle. call metro crime stoppers if you have any information, 1-866-7- lockup. >> the unemployment report may encourage lawmakers to get something done. >> now at 7.9%, the unemployment rate is not expected to change when new job numbers come out
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this morning. it could be the push washington needs to cut a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> you have to nail this down. >> house speaker john boehner and president obama have resumed negotiations. democrats are standing firm against a plan to keep tax breaks for the wealthy. >> i see their proposal as an assault on the middle class. >> we are not going to negotiate this now. >> now there's a new twist. president obama wants to authority to borrow more money without being blocked by congress. >> he is assuming unprecedented power. >> the job numbers could tell another story.
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millions hoping washington can work this out. >> the closer it gets to the brink, more stressed they are going today. >> the president will not budge on raising tax rates for the wealthiest americans. there is no plan b. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. overall, we are doing pretty well. there is an accident on york road at fox tail road. no problems down to the beltway. 95 south from the white marsh area. you can see the brake lights falling into place. 16 miles per hour down towards the 895 split.
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38 on the west side outer loop. starting to see that delay fall into place. this is the j.f.x. at ruxton road. traffic is starting to build as you get closer to northern parkway. across the bay bridge, this is sandy point into the toll plaza. a nice start to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. i have circled the city. a few showers moving into northern baltimore county and carroll county. that is not all rain. most of howard county is now getting a few showers and reaching back into virginia and
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west virginia. this is all moving to the east. this is the first batch. we are a target all day long. elkton, 34. in far western maryland. freezing rain fall in the mountains of pennsylvania. a cold front is moving in. it will be a slow mover through the weekend. we will not be able to get rid of the rain threat. look atd theair --
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fairbanks this morning. we will be chilly today. close to the average for the season. cloudy skies. look at the insta-weather futurecast. the rain chance comes and goes. the concentration will be north of us. we could see some breaks before other rain comes in to hit us. temperatures will warm up as we go into the weekend. on-again off-again rain chances. maybe a rumble of thunder and in the 60's by monday. >> concern over the accuracy of the speed cameras is causing those responsible to take another look at them.
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jennifer franciotti has more. >> there were erroneous readings in at least three of locations. this is between the j.f.x. exit and falls road. the company conducted an investigation over the weekend. the police department was in fall. three vehicles were sent on repeated test runs and a clock by a radar gun. they could not recreate the problem. the processing hold will be put on the cameras in question until some additional information can be compiled. they will implement at least four recommendations by the country which has been identified as xerox. want to continue the
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taken hold on cameras in question. xerox has done an audit of several fix paul speed camera locations and that audit is expected to be finished today. >> thank you. here is savannah guthrie with a look at what is coming up next on the "today" show. >> good morning. we are following breaking news, a strong earthquake off the coast of japan. a woman says she has to move to a different state after her personal information was accessed more than 500 times. a new look for david axelrod. he is going to shave off his mustache. we will bring that to you live. our exclusive interview about
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barbra streisand as she opens up about her new movie and whether she considers herself to be a diva. >> i am not sure i could follow that mustache. it was drawn on. >> 6:53. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. question of the day. >>
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked, are you spending more or less this holiday shopping season?
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>> we will post more answers on our website, here are some stories you'll find at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. chances are if you bought any major electronics, you have been asked to take out warranty protection. we'll tell you if it is worth it. >> those stories and delays traffic and weather updates. >> it is getting busy on 95. we're down to 10 miles per hour out of the white marsh area. there is an accident in timonium.
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the j.f.x. checking out ok at ruxton road. >> pretty chilly this morning. >> rain is moving in. temperatures over the weekend will climbed into the 50's. 60's on monday and maybe a rumble of thunder. we will work on that. >> do you have the speedos picked out? >> i am prepared. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a great day. >> you are such a good sport.
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